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December 2016

Come PR-ty with Us!

December 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Windsor, 160 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with this networking event. The joint IABC Chicago and the Chicago Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) chapter event will be at the Windsor on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Appetizers and beer/wine are included. Members and non-members are welcome! When: Wednesday, December 7 Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Location: The Windsor 160 E. Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611   Map & Directions Valet parking is $20 at the Hampton…

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January 2017

Headshots & Networking with the Chicago IABC Young Professionals

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ROC Group, 300 E Randolph St., Suite 3400
Chicago, IL United States
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Shots! Shots! Shots!...Headshots, that is. Join the IABC young professionals Thursday, January 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. for networking and professional headshots at ROC Group, 300 East Randolph, Suite 3400. That’s right, a professional photographer will be on site taking headshots for you to use on LinkedIn, your company website, or the WIRED magazine write-up on your future billion-dollar startup! The YPs host, but ALL are invited. Pricing is $15 for IABC Chicago members, $25 for nonmembers, $5 for students. Make…

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February 2017

Rápido: Igniting Communications

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hosted by Gagen MacDonald, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Register Now that the Cubs have won, we’ve rescheduled Rápido for February 8! Join us to hear six to eight presenters share how they are igniting communications during IABC Chicago’s fast-paced Rápido event. Rápido, the Spanish word for "quick," is a high-octane event that challenges presenters to share their example or idea in under five minutes with no more than 20 slides. Attendees will have time to ask questions during the networking hour after the presentations. Date: Wednesday, February 8…

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Cocktails with Communicators: Breaking Out on Your Own

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
332 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604, 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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  Network and gain tips on how to launch out on your own! Have you ever thought about leaving your full-time job to freelance? If so, this event is for you. You’ll find out what you need to do before hanging out your shingle, where to find clients and how to make a living working for yourself. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions, share stories and connect with your fellow communicators. Presenters Kirsten Lambert,…

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March 2017

Northern Trust: Keeping a Brand Fresh, Relevant and True

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
VSA Partners, 600 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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March 7, 2017 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Presenter: K. Kelly Mannard, Executive Vice President, Northern Trust Corporation “The Northern Trust Company," he said, “will not go under in three days, three weeks, nor three years. In fact, it will be doing business long after we have all given up the ghost.” – Arthur Heurtley, Corporate Secretary of the Northern Trust, 1893 As Northern Trust marks its 125th anniversary, Arthur Heurtley’s heartfelt prediction has never rung truer. The small financial concern that…

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Luck o’ the IABC Networking Bash

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Doc B’s, 55 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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  Celebrate an extended St. Patty’s Day with your favorite communications professionals at Doc B.’s in River North from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23! Come for the happy hour special, stay for the great networking with IABC Chicago friends. The event is open to young professionals of all ages, and you need not be an IABC member to participate. The small fee covers your first drink, light appetizers and a night of low-pressure fun and networking with the finest…

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April 2017

Using External Tactics for Internal Communications

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olson Engage, 564 W. Randolph Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Employees are a company’s most critical audience and best brand ambassadors. Kathleen Rafferty, Vice President, Director of Corporate Affairs at Olson Engage will discuss how to infuse empathy and creativity into your organization’s internal communications to build a loyal, enthusiastic and proud work force. She’ll also share how this approach can fuel a company’s growth from within, while enhancing its reputation, improving retention and inspiring innovation. Register Pricing $5 – Student with valid ID $35 – IABC Member $50 –…

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Free

Get to Know IABC Chicago—Open Forum Meeting

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ROC Group, 300 E Randolph St., Suite 3400
Chicago, IL United States
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Learn about the inner workings of IABC Chicago and share your own great ideas too. Join us for an open forum board meeting—open to members and non-members. This event is free. Send an email to chicago-info@iabc.com by April 10 if you plan to attend. Tuesday, April 11 6 to 8 p.m. ROC Group, 300 E. Randolph St., Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60601

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Coffee with Communicators at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

April 20 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Hill and Knowlton, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us for networking, coffee and breakfast. Hill+Knowlton Strategies does a wide variety of marketing communications work for clients in sectors including food & beverage and travel and will share highlights of some of its recent campaigns.  Date:  April 20 Time: 7:45-9 a.m. Host:  Hill+Knowlton Strategies Chicago 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 275 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Price:  Member: $15 Nonmember:        $25 Student:                 $5 REGISTER

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Senior Communicators Forum: How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Engage Your Audiences

April 27 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
American Orthopaedic Association, 9400 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60618 United States
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  Join us on April 27 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the American Orthopaedic Association (9400 W. Higgins Rd., Conference Room 2A, Rosemont, IL 60018) for the April Senior Communicators Forum. Not all communications professionals are adept at or are even using social media, yet our bosses want us to be progressive and use social media outlets to engage our stakeholders. When our resources are limited by staff and/or money, where can we get that insight to learn how…

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